Food Of The Week
Hunt down your heroes' favourite places to eat. Andy Lynes tells you where to find them
Sunday 08 October 2006
Want to find some of the best places in the world to eat? Then follow in the historic footsteps of kings and presidents, philosophers and writers and dine in one of their favourite restaurants.
Pull up a chair at President Clinton's chosen table, number 64 at Bukhara, Maurya Sheraton & Towers, Diplomatic Enclave, Sadar Patel Marg, New Delhi (00 91 11 2611 2233; starwoodhotels.com).
Cervantes is claimed to have written part of Don Quixote at Casa Alberto, Huertas 18, Madrid (00 34 91 429 9356; casaalberto.es), opened in 1827. Perhaps he sought inspiration over a plate of its Jabugo ham.
In the late 1940s and 1950s, Ernest Hemingway was a regular visitor to Harry's Bar, San Marco 1323, 30124 Venice (00 39 041 528 5777; cipriani.com).
Between the wars, Lutter & Wegner, Charlottenstrasse 56, Berlin (00 49 30 202 9540; lutter-wegner -gendarmenmarkt.de) attracted film and theatre stars. It has a particularly renowned wine list.
Le Procope, 13 rue de l' Ancienne Comédie, Paris (00 33 1 4046 7900; procope .com) opened in 1686; distinguished guests included Voltaire.
Hone your bons mots over chicken pot pie at the Round Table Room, Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street, New York (001 212 840 6800; algonquin hotel .com) where Dorothy Parker's circle of writers and wits lunched.
Paul Bocuse created Truffle Soup V.G.E. for Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. President François Mitterand was served it when he visited Restaurant Bocuse, L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges, 40 Quai de la Plage, Collonges (00 33 4 7242 9090; bocuse.fr) in 1987. Enjoy it for €80 (£57).
Edward VII wined and dined Lillie Langtry at Rules, 35 Maiden Lane, London (020-7836 5314; rules.co.uk) so often that a separate entrance was created for them. It's famous for its game.
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